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    From the album: SteamPunk Hookah

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    Steampunk Design...

    [color=#333333]The Gauge on Top is a basic Vacuum Gauge that will give a rough measurement of the amount of vacuum produced when inhaling from the pipe... The rest of the pipe is aluminum, brass, and copper... I've built and own a few similar pipes, but nothing with this "steampunk" design, the coal position is "upside down" from normal... The tobacco is ABOVE the coal here... I think that the natural "heat rises" element here will allow the coal to keep the tobacco at an even temperature during the session, and will make it easier to heat it to combustion during inhalation without burning it unnecessarily, while the open-air aspect will prevent over-heating... The upper "materials" section is held in place by two thumb-screws for easy removal to replace tobacco and charcoal and to adjust it for desired temperature. The "down tubes" are actually solid bar that will add substantial weight and give the unit strength... the smoke travels through the stainless steel hoses attached from the "vortex" chamber... Yet another unique design element, this chamber is a diaphragm "sandwich" of machined aluminum which will produce some "swirl" of the air as it passes from the 4 copper tubes through the chamber into the 2 larger stainless hoses. This will further cool the air (which all hookah smokers know is the key to a smooth hit)... The vortex-"sandwich"-unit could even be placed into the freezer before smoking to super-cool the air passing through it. the hose port is located on the top of the rolled aluminum cylinder which houses the liquid filter/cooler. Opposite the hose port is a ball-bearing carb to vent the base.[/color] [color=#333333]I'd like to sell this unit to hookah bars and shops, as a unique, upper-end pipe - and I'm looking for input on design (as you can see, thus far it is just the basics of the pipe - I'll be adding custom touches to each one such as gears, valves, etc... to give each one a more individual aesthetic)...[/color] [color=#333333]Anyone have suggestions or thoughts?[/color] [color=#333333]Bradley[/color][attachment=5718:frame-3run_0000-reduced.jpg]
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    Dallas Meetup This Weekend Anyone?

    I live in Downtown Dallas, and I'd love to have a meetup somewhere here on main street for drinks and smoke... I know most of the bar owners/managers and the weather is supposed to be really nice, so perhaps the patio of Chesterfields, or Urban Cafe... I'll bring a couple Kilos of Tobacco, all are welcome to share... Bring your pipes! Anyone Interested? Bradley
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    From the album: Out Smoking...

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    Out Smoking...

    Out and about pics...
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    From the album: Out Smoking...

    Pool Party at my place :)
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    From the album: Out Smoking...

    smoking hookah at my pool
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    From the album: Out Smoking...

    smoking hookah at my pool
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    From the album: Out Smoking...

    smoking hookah at my pool
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    From the album: Out Smoking...

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    From the album: Out Smoking...

    Pool Party
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    From the album: SteamPunk Hookah

    The Aluminum Parts
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    SteamPunk Hookah

    Steampunk Hookah Design
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    From the album: Some of My Hookas

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    Some of My Hookas

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    From the album: Some of My Hookas

    A few of my hookahs in the conference area of my design studio...
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    Steampunk Design...

    If you're referring to the two large brass rods, those are SOLID, not downstems. The downstem is actually the stainless high pressure braided lines that come from the bottom of the vortex chamber to the BOTTOM of the water (the inside mount on the water vase has 2 90degree bends which lift the submerged downstem piping out of, then back into the water on each side inside the water vase... This results in more efficient cooling of the downstem apperature). I'm building it out as we speak, the images are my design that I put together over the weekend (I'm a product designer)... Anyone else have any thoughts? The graduation of the pipes is 4x 1/4, to 2x 1/2 (for a total of 1" total ID for moving the air through the bowl), but the hose connector (and the hose you choose to use for smoking) can be graduated to provide just the right amount of backpressure... Bradley
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    From the album: SteamPunk Hookah

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    Steampunk Design...

    Here is a link to a gallery of the images: [sharedmedia=gallery:albums:447]
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    From the album: SteamPunk Hookah

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    From the album: SteamPunk Hookah

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    From the album: SteamPunk Hookah

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    A Tall hookah I own (mine is all gun-metal, I added the "white accents" at the bottom of the vase for fun...